Snohomish Club hosts STEM Lego Robotics Expo

Snohomish — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County (BGCSC) was selected to participate in Sea Research Foundation (SRF)’s FY2015 STEM Mentoring Program, funded through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This grant funds three curriculum modules over 12 months of programming for 120 Boys & Girls Club members. STEM mentoring connects small groups of youth with caring mentors to engage in structured, hands-on, multi-media STEM activities. BGCSC is proud to partner with Sea Research and Foundation in providing critical interactive science, technology, engineering and math activities.

STEM Lego Robotics Expo

With a focus on conservation, Sea Research Foundation developed three modules of programming to get kids excited about STEM learning and fostering conservation-minded citizens of the future. Volunteers from technology industry jobs and local area high schools mentor children ages 6 – 9 throughout the twelve week program.

Module 1, the Waste Wise Challenge, involved children learning about ecology and how their actions impact the environment. Working alongside mentors, the kids were able to follow a piece of trash on the journey it takes after it goes in the garbage can. The curriculum then explored how simple machines can help recycle trash and then taught the kids to build their own Lego recycling simple machine. On Friday June 10, 2016, the Waste Wise challenge culminated with a Junior First Lego League (FLL) Expo at our Snohomish Boys & Girls Club where youth displayed their machines for the community.

 

“The STEM Mentoring program is really great because it gives our kids an easy way to understand science, builds healthy relationships with adults who care, and teaches kids how to work together, think strategically, and problem solve all -while getting to create and play with Lego pieces,” said Chelsea Saunders, Program Director for the Snohomish County Boys & Girls Club.

STEM Lego Robotic ProjectFor the next part of the program, mentors will guide our youth through a math/sports curriculum developed by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. Activities will incorporate math skills with Quickball, a fast-paced game that helps teach baseball and softball skills. Module 2 will conclude with a Quickball Tournament at Gaffney Field located at the North Everett Boys & Girls Club on August 17 and 18.

More information can be found at stemmentoringprogram.org.

WaterTectonics supports South Everett/Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club

On June 13th, WaterTectonics made a generous donation of summer camp supplies to the South Everett/Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club. Lauren Jansson partnered with the Club to fulfill all the items on the their summer camp wish list. Thank you WaterTectonics for helping the kids kick off the summer with everything they need for camp!

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Amerigroup Foundation donates $20,000 to the Tulalip Club

The T.R.A.I.L. to Diabetes Prevention Program evolved from a partnership between Amerigroup Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America that focuses on educating children ages 7-11 about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among American/Indian Native youth and provide them with interactive activities that teaches the importance of eating nutritious foods and living a healthy lifestyle. 2016 Amerigroup media alert Tulalip Club

On May 6, 2016 members of the Amerigroup Foundation joined community leaders at the Tulalip Boys & Girls Club for the Club’s Community Health Day and presented a check for $20,000 to raise awareness and help combat the diabetes epidemic among local kids and teens. Tulalip Community Health Day with Amerigroup

Comcast employees spruce up Marysville Boys & Girls Club

MARYSVILLE — When it rained, water seeped inside under the kitchen door. Someone had burned a couch in the alleyway on the building’s north side, leaving a charred patch of paint on the cinder-block wall. Pencils, paper, scissors, paints and other art and school supplies were in cardboard boxes and plastic bins, stacked in a corner of the computer lab.

Hundreds of kids have walked through the Marysville Boys & Girls Club since it opened in 2009 on Beach Avenue, but the 1950s-era gym is showing its age. The club’s skeleton staff did not have time or resources to tackle the list of maintenance jobs and improvement projects. Comcast employee spruce up Marysville Boys & Girls Club

Badges for Baseball

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The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Badges for Baseball/Softball Camp is full.

The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 – 12 only. The camp is four days, August 2-5 @ Kasch Park.  Breakfast and lunch is provided. Please email info@bgcsc.org with any questions.

Badges for Baseball and Softball Brochure